Memphis fire and police are investigating after two people were killed during a fire Thursday afternoon. Wochit
Aareon Berryman(Photo: SCSO)
An 18-year-old is accused of murder after police said he admitted to killing a couple and burning their southeast Memphis apartment.
Aareon Berryman has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Brandon and Regina Allen.
Berryman admitted to police in a statement that he killed the victims and stole their property and then set fire to the apartment, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police responded to a call at the Clearbrook Village Apartments on Tall Oaks Circle around noon on an unrelated call when officers heard multiple gunshots at the complex, according to the affidavit.
Several people began yelling, “it’s a robbery happening” and a man later identified as Berryman was seen running from the victims’ apartment, which was engulfed in flames, police said.
Two people were found dead in an apartment